This whole thing is going to be about Milestones. 36 Weeks is a BIG milestone (45 days away) and some of our experts don’t believe that we will get there and it doesn’t really matter to them because they are pretty happy with a healthy 32 Week old or a 34 Week old and that is all they want to talk about. Get to 30 Weeks (3 days away) and then look toward 31 Weeks. Every single day, Grace gets bigger and stronger and more ready for a grand entrance. I guess it really just depends on whether you like to see the finish line and aim there or the stepping stones along the way because they are more manageable. I think we will be doing both…aiming for 36 and celebrating all the little successes along the way.
Tonight, we hit our very first milestone. 48 hours after the steroid shots into Jenn’s behind, the steroids have had a chance to work on Grace’s lungs. If she absolutely had to come out, she could, with a decent chance of normal lung power. The final shot came on Friday at 8pm…48 hours ago!
Of course, Jenn is still doing well and Grace is galloping away on the monitor as I write, so we look to the next milestone. Wednesday marks 30 weeks taking us officially out of the 20′s!
There is controversy at the moment over the likelihood that Jenn will get to enjoy her holding pattern from her own bed or the one that is lorded over by nurses. We are hoping to get a better indication of the doctor’s intentions when the latest labs come back. Stay tuned!